Archive - September 2017

Pecking Order

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Director: Slavko Martinov
Cast: Doug Bain, Sarah Bunton, Bob Dawber
Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: New Zealand 2017 88 mins. (PG)
Released by Tribe

This feel-good, feather-ruffling flockumentary follows a group of witty and distinctive poultry obsessives trying to peak at nationals as their 148-year old club crumbles around them.

On Body And Soul

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Director:Ildiko Enyedi
Cast:Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki, Ervin Nagy, Itala Békés
Genre: Drama
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Hungary 2016 116 mins. (15)
Winner Golden Bear Berlin 2017; Winner FIPRESCI Prize; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury; Audience Prize of the Berliner Morgenpost; Winner Sydney Film Festival Prize.
Released by MUBI

'On Body and Soul,' Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi first film for 18 years is an original and hypnotic comeback which won the Golden Bear at this years Berlinale.

Borg vs McEnroe

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Director: Janus Metz
Cast:Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård
Genre: Drama, Sport
Language: English
Country of Origin: Sweden-Denmark-Finland 2017 100 mins.
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Maze

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Director: Stephen Burk
Cast: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Mystery
Language: English
Country of Origin: Ireland 2017 92 mins. (15)
Released by Lionsgate

Inspired by the true events of the 1983 Maze prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

The Handmaiden (Agassi)

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Director: Park Chan-wook
Cast: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo:
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Country of Origin: South Korea 2016 145 mins. (18)
Official Competition 2016 Cannes International Film Festival

Inspired by Welsh writer Sarah Water's novel 'Fingersmith' and transposed from Victorian England to 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) teases with an indulgent, idiosyncratic, erotic revenge thriller that's never quite what it seems.

Mother!

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Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Ed Harris
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 115 mins. (15)
Released by Paramount Pictures

Intriguing, OTT, craze-filled, playful, a hit in the gut roller coaster that plunges into an operatic, theatre of the absurd.